VW presents Board of their battery unit
With the European Company (Société Européenne) founded last December, Volkswagen wants to bundle activities along the battery value chain. The group has now presented six members to make the Board of Directors, headed by Frank Blome, which is to expand the battery business from Salzgitter.
Volkswagen founds battery unit in Europe
Volkswagen has founded a European Company (Société Européenne) to bundle activities along the battery value chain. In the future, third parties will also be able to participate in the SE as investors. In addition, VW confirms a number of personnel appointments in battery development.
VW concludes planning round – Diess stays
Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.
VW Components opens battery research lab in Salzgitter
Volkswagen Group Components has opened a laboratory for cell research and development in Salzgitter, Germany. The company is thus further expanding its expertise in battery technology and taking the next step towards developing and producing its own battery cells for electromobility.
Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030
Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long
VWGC commissions battery recycling pilot plant
VW’s Group Components division has commissioned a pilot plant for recycling batteries in Salzgitter. With the plant, which is to be scalable to higher capacities, Volkswagen wants to recover valuable raw materials and use them in new batteries.
Volkswagen builds battery factory in Salzgitter
The joint venture between the Volkswagen Group and Sweden’s battery manufacturer Northvolt is taking shape. The partners have now decided that the buildings and infrastructure for the planned joint battery cell factory ‘Northvolt Zwei’ will be built by Volkswagen itself.
VW turns to Northvolt for battery cell mass production
The partner for Volkswagen’s decision to start mass production of battery cells for electric cars will not be the South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation as was rumoured. Rather, the German carmaking giant is turning to the Swedish startup Northvolt for all its battery requirements.
VW releases battery recycling details
The recently announced Volkswagen pilot plant for recycling electric car battery materials in Salzgitter, which will go into operation in 2020, is designed to initially produce 1,200 tonnes per year. The project in Salzgitter is to be followed by further recycling plants in the next few years.